Study Aid: The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

First Amendment: Freedom of religion, speech, the press, peaceable assembly, and petition

Second Amendment: The right to keep and bear arms

Third Amendment: Prohibits quartering of troops in citizens’ homes

Fourth Amendment: Protection against unreasonable searches and seizures

Fifth Amendment: Protects against the taking of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; protection against self-incrimination

Sixth Amendment: A person accused of a crime has a right to a defense lawyer, speedy and public trial, the right to hear charges, call witnesses, and be present when witnesses speak in court

Seventh Amendment: The right to trial by jury

Eighth Amendment: Protection against excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishments

Ninth Amendment: The rights enumerated in the Constitution are not a person’s only rights

Tenth Amendment: Powers not delegated to the US nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states or to the people

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